Dutch Conference on the Impact of the ECHR on Private International Law


On 12 November 2010 the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL) and the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) will organize a symposium about ‘The Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on Private International Law’.

The conference will take place in Amsterdam in the Doelenzaal of the university library (UB).

Preliminary Program

9h00–9h30: Arrival and Registration

9h30–9h45: Welcome and Introduction: Erika de Wet (Amsterdam/ Pretoria)

9h:45–11h.15: The ECHR and the Public Policy Exception in Private International Law
Chair: Jannet Pontier (Amsterdam)
Speaker: Ioanna Thoma (Athens) (25min)
Discussants: James Fawcett (Nottingham); Aukje van Hoek (Amsterdam) (20min each)

11h:45-13h15: Art. 1 ECHR and Private International Law
Chair: André Nollkaemper (Amsterdam)
Speaker: Louwrens Kiestra (Amsterdam) (25min)
Discussants: Jaco Bomhoff (Leiden, tbc); Michael Stürner (Frankfurt/Oder) (20min each)

13h15-14h15: Lunch

14h15-15h45: The Prohibition of Discrimination under the ECHR and Private International Law
Chair: Ted de Boer (Amsterdam)
Speaker: Patrick Kinsch (Luxemburg) (25min)
Discussants: Andrea Büchler (Zurich); Mathias Reimann (Ann Arbor) (20min each)

16h15-17h15: General Discussion – Chair: A.E. Oderkerk (Amsterdam)

17h15-17h30: Closing Comments by the Organizers

More information can be found here.

1 reply
  1. C. Anamur says:

    I have a question. If there is a conflict of laws, and one of the countries is Forum non Convenience, and that country’s court insist on holding the jurisdiction and refuse decline of its Jurisdiction. Is there any higher internatinol body that fixes this mistake, or puts pressure on the court of the Forum non Convenince state?

    Thank you in advance.

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